Self-sufficiency can seem daunting at first. Here are some tips on foraging, community gardening and guerilla gardening to get you started on the path to food security for you and your family.
Gradual steps you can follow on your way to reducing your dependency on others while developing a sustainable and healthy life.
It grows well in Newfoundland, has a variety of uses, and experimenting with it can make you feel like Alice tumbling down a rabbit hole of culinary delights.
Used for making medicine, wines and liqueurs, insecticide and art, there’s much more to this vegetable that many of us ever knew.
From Facebook groups to farmers’ markets and community gardens to communal food-sharing programs — the writing’s in the dirt: food security is an important idea and a priority for people all over Newfoundland and Labrador.
There’s more to goats than meets the eye. These loyal companions can fill the role of a household dog while providing you with a bounty of milk, yogurt and cheese. They even help reduce your waste at home and in the garden. And best of all, you can keep them in the city.
No matter how successful your garden, there’s always something wild growing right around the corner.
A local group is unveiling a series of films that features Islanders eager to share traditional knowledge of food production, a basic life skill that’s fast fading into the past.
Spring is only on the horizon, and it’s never too early to start thinking about the little things that give life.
Our time will come…
Of memories and plans…
Self-sufficiency used to be not only possible, but important. Maybe it still should be
You’re working in partnership with nature, but nature is sometimes indifferent to the success of the joint venture. In fact, sometimes you’d swear nature was giving you the finger.
And now for something completely different … perennials!
The complete lowdown on weeds and their elimination. Or at least control. But only after some grousing about crappy weather.
Years ago, I made a cubic yard of compost in three weeks. That was some serious composting, mister.
Tomayto? Tomahto? Instead of calling the whole thing off, let’s try for an idiot’s guide to growing them.
Carbs? Protein? Polyunsaturated fats? French fries? Tofu? What should you feed plants to make them grow up strong and healthy? Herein, all is revealed.
Planting seeds, transplanting seedlings, watering, thinning. Hunter/gatherer is so last week. We’re getting into agriculture.
In which is discussed the buying of baby plants from garden centres, along with the starting of one’s own plants. And stuff.